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Carver alum signs letter of intent to play for Fayetteville State

Jonathan Transau signs with Fayettville State to play football with his father James Transau.

Carver alum signs letter of intent to play for Fayetteville State
April 06
05:30 2017

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BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY

THE CHRONICLE

As a 2016 graduate of Carver High School, Jonathan Transau was able to achieve a full scholarship from Hampton University to play tight end.  After a few months had passed, Transau became homesick and wanted to come home. He did just that.

After taking some time to collect his thoughts and feelings, Transau realized that the best course of action was to return to college.  He says he decided to go with the Fayetteville State because they continued to call and check on him throughout his time off from school.

“The coaches at Fayetteville State just called me every day just to make sure I was OK,” Transau said.  “They really had my back and supported me more than any other school.”

Transau says that he will miss the big lights and big game atmosphere of playing high school football.  He knows that being a student first and an athlete second is how to best approach his college life this time around.

“I want to work hard on and off the field,” Transau continued.  “I just want to better myself each and every day.”

James Transau, Jon’s father, said he was very happy that his son was able to achieve this second chance to play football.

“I was really happy for him to be able to continue to play and further his education,” Mr. Transau said. “Hard work pays off and that’s all I have wanted to install into my kids.  Sports is secondary. I want him to get a degree and anything that happens after that will be a blessing.”

“I just want him to work hard and be dedicated.  He has a young son and I just want him to be a strong father and get his education.  I want him to finish and do what I didn’t do because that’s what it’s all about.”

Transau said he knows that the road will not be easy but that he is up for the challenge.  He knows this is his second chance and will not waste the opportunity.

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